Pictures; from top left, clockwise: Careys Manor, Terravina, Master Builders, Balmer Lawn
This year we feature Milford on Sea. Apart from the attractive small town setting and market square there are magnificent views of the Solent and Isle of Wight. All within easy reach of the beach and Forest. Broadening the appeal for those who enjoy self catering holidays and closeness to the outdoor life, Milford benefits from the location of the Shorefield Country Park and the Lytton Lawn Touring Park close by with options for camping, caravanning or luxury lodges and everything in between. Ideal for the whole family or a tranquil out of season escape for two with a huge range of amenities and activities available.
Note: Shorefield Camping and Touring Parks also include the Swanage Coastal Park, Dorset; Forest Edge Holiday Park, Ringwood, Hants.; Oakdene Forest Park, Ringwood and Merley Court Holiday Park, Wimborne, Dorset. For further information go to www.shorefield.co.uk
Milford also benefits from David Wykes Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant in the High Street. David is a celebrated Hampshire chef. Few places can compete with the fish and seafood on offer all expertly prepared and served by David and his team. www.verveine.co.uk/welcome.html This place is a gem and well worth a visit.
In the New Forest and surrounding area we are patrons of four hotels which combine accommodation with fine dining and highly recommend each one:
Hotel TerraVina, Woodlands, Netley Marsh
Captains Club Hotel, Christchurch
Stanwell House Hotel, Lymington
Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu
Worthy of note is the Terrace Restaurant at the Monagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu, one of the very few Michelin starred restaurants in and around the New Forest and the less formal atmosphere of the Terravina where locally sourced food and an international wine selection second to none are expertly prepared and served.
Closer to home, The Pilgrim Inn, Marchwood offers an excellent range of ales, a tasty pub menu and first class accommodation.
We also toured the New Forest area and selected a number of hotels providing a range of accommodation to cater for all pockets, tastes and interests:
Woodlands Lodge, Woodlands, Netley Marsh
Eastclose Country House Hotel, Lyndhurst Road, Hinton
Burley Manor Hotel, Burley
Moorhill House Hotel, Burley
Careys Manor & Senspa, Brockenhurst
Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst
Ormonde House Hotel, Lyndhurst
The Master Builder's Hotel, Beaulieu
For more detailed information visit each hotel via the Links page. All provide the perfect base to tour the New Forest and surrounding area in an Icon Classic Car.
Have you heard? The Brand New Forest (BNF) initiative, set up and run by the New Forest District Council to promote business in the New Forest area, offers special terms to those residents or tourists who buy the BNF discount card for £5. It represents extraordinary value for money and includes special offers from Icon Classic Car and many of the establishments mentioned above! Go to www.brandnewforest.com for more information and plan your weekend to take advantage of the exclusive offers available. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face!